Biggest Trends in Kitchen and Bath Design in 2022
The kitchen is the heart of any home, and bathrooms are a space for self-care and renewal. As Denver homeowners focus more energy on highlighting these home assets, we’re seeing a lot of new trends on the horizon for 2022.
At Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell, we want the best for our clients, including the latest information on style trends and home design in Denver. Thinking about a remodel or designing a new home? Here’s what you need to know about kitchen and bathroom updates for 2022.
Bold Color Schemes and Accent Walls
Color is back and it’s not taking things lightly. The latest look at 2022 paint chips shows burnt umbers, navy blues, and deep sage greens at the forefront. For kitchens, a bold all-over paint job can make a space look small and cramped. Rather than painting the whole kitchen dark, we suggest creating an accent wall, or accent countertop to set the space.
In bathrooms, you can counteract the darkness of a bold paint with sheer window treatments and additional lighting. This is a room you want to feel like you can breathe in. Bold blues and icy grays conjure images of spa water and sauna steam.
Integrated Tech Spaces
Tech is a huge part of the 2022 design space, but you don’t want to overpower smaller rooms with it. USB charging ports are a great addition in the kitchen to access tablet recipes or stream music while plugged in. In the bathroom, consider the power of smart home features, such as smart lights and auto faucets.
Be careful when integrating technology into your kitchen and bathroom as both rooms deal with water use. Ensure any new tech additions are well away from water sources.
Multi-Use Spaces with Minimalist Design
We’ve noticed a lot more millennial-inspired themes in 2022 interior design. This includes multi-use spaces, clean lines, and themes of minimalism. Keep things simple, solid, and modern to meet this trend.
A great example of this theme is seen in the Swedish furniture trend. Easy assembly, minimal maintenance, and multi-use pieces that double as furniture and storage.
Find ways to use your kitchen for more than just a kitchen. Add a breakfast nook to mingle the kitchen and dining area, or a small corner desk to integrate a home office space. Multi-use spaces are best in large rooms. If your kitchen and bathroom are especially small, it might be best to use them for their intended purposes only.
Nature Themes and Earth Tones
Nature themes are huge in 2022. From potted plants and living walls to earth tone color schemes, many homeowners are embracing this trend already.
The bathroom is a great room to implement themes of nature, especially with all the water and steam. Build yourself a better bathroom by adding a rain shower, or indoor sauna. Bring tropical concepts to life at home with creeping vines and miniature potted palms.
In the kitchen, we’re seeing more Denver homeowners play on sunshine as a link to nature. Sheer window coverings, mirrors to reflect natural light, and yellow tones are making an impact.
Easy Maintenance Surfaces
Along with the earlier mention of minimalism comes the easy maintenance trend. In kitchens and bathrooms especially, easy maintenance is the key to a happy home. There are many ways to increase the convenience of your design features, including:
- High gloss paint: This is a great example of an easy maintenance design surface. High gloss paint is easy to clean, and durable.
- Smooth marble counters: Easy to wipe clean, and unlike wood, marble counters don’t need to be oiled and treated to retain their glossy sheen.
- Stainless steel: For cupboard hardware, sink faucets, showerheads, and appliances, stainless steel is convenient to clean.
- Porcelain tile: Tile is an obvious choice for bathroom walls, and porcelain is easy to wipe clean. We expect to see more porcelain in bathrooms and kitchen backsplashes this year.
You don’t need to sacrifice style for convenience. Due to the rise in popularity of these features, there are plenty of options for individualized aesthetics. Pick and choose the surfaces and accessories that work with your tastes.
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